Years back and now, the root bark of the tropical shrub Tabernanthe Iboga has been the basis of a tradition of initiation and healing in the forests of Western Equatorial Africa. It is used as a tool for contacting ancestors, engaging natural spirits and accessing other dimensions to get advice for healing and moral life management.
The plant contains alkaloids which are but notwithstanding ibogaine, tabernanthine, coronaridine, voacangine, ibogamine, Ibogaline and harmaline, among others. Noribogaine is a major active metabolite of ibogaine, . One of the plant’s alkaloids, Ibogaine, has unique medicinal qualities which are attracting increasing interest from Western researchers and therapists. Ibogaine effectively helps drug addicts to overcome their addiction; it has also increasingly moved into the academic focus as a potential remedy, for Parkinson’s disease and Hepatitis C, as well as for application in the field of psychotherapy.
Iboga in Western Equatorial Africa. The plant has attracted the interest of a lot of researchers and therapists around the world.